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15/11/2017 - Foxhill

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Confirmations - services in 2017
A full list of dates and services in the Archdeaconries of Macclesfield and Chester.

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Marriage of Persons from Outwith the European Economic Area. Visit of the Archbishop of York. Stipends and Fees.

Pilgrimage to the Holy Land
28 March - 6 April 2017

Archdeacons Visitation Services 2017

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undefined Parish enters float in carnival
Saint Alban’s church, Broadheath, entered a float in the Altrincham Festival parade. Water Aid was the theme so the float had a number of bathroom facilities planted up with donated flowers and an operating water pump in the bath.
undefined A lecture about a much-loved Christian poet
The Hopkins Society’s annual lecture this autumn will be given by Nicholas Sagovsky on the theme of 'Gerard Manley Hopkins S.J. The Poet as Theologian'. It will take place at the Creative Campus of Liverpool Hope University, Shaw Street, Liverpool on Saturday 18 October.
undefined New hope in Tintwistle
A few weeks ago Archdeacon Ian Bishop went to a PCC meeting at Tintwistle, where the parish is in vacancy and facing some big problems. There are huge parish share arrears and a hole in the church roof. When Archdeacon Ian visited there was no-one stepping forward to be churchwarden. Frankly, closure looked on the cards but suddenly new hope has emerged …
undefined A hen party in the cathedral!
Chester Cathedral hosted its first hen party celebration when ten women (all workers at Church House, Daresbury) went on the ‘Cathedral at Heights’ tour. The afternoon event, held last month (July), involved a climb to the top of the tower and a walk around various nooks and crannies in the ancient building.
undefined Star’s trek up cathedral tower
Actor George Takei went to the top of Chester Cathedral tower while on a visit to the city recently. The star – Mr Sulu in sci-fi TV drama Star Trek and in six spin-off movies – went on the ‘Cathedral at Height’ tour with his partner Brad Altman.
undefined New arts-focussed church for Crewe
A new Christian community has started up in Crewe. ‘Restore’ is part of the ‘Fresh Expressions’ movement. The Revd Tim Watson is the leader of ‘Restore’, which will have a focus on the arts and has an ambitious plan to open an arts centre in Crewe.
undefined Why they’re ready to get digging …
St Alban’s church, Offerton, Stockport, has been granted £1,020 funding from the Church Urban Fund (CUF) for the building of a community garden. The garden – which will be created in church grounds on Marple Road – is intended to be used to teach local people how best to grow healthy food.
undefined Concert at Astbury church
Piva (pictured), a leading early music group, will perform ‘Measure for Measure – music from Shakespeare’s time’ at St Mary’s Church, Astbury, Congleton, CW12 4RQ on Saturday 6 September, starting at 7.30pm.
undefined Big summer art exhibition at Acton
This ambitious arts event was held at St Mary’s church, Acton, Nantwich, earlier this month (July). The theme for the exhibition was World War I and Acton in 1914. The exhibition consisted of pieces of work beautifully presented by every child from the primary school.
undefined Your new CDN is now being distributed
Our twelve new priests are featured in a colour photo in the August issue of Chester Diocesan News, currently being distributed. CDN is packed with news about great things happening at diocese level and around our parishes. Read on for details of how to order your copies ...
undefined Teddy bears’ picnic in Knutsford
Earlier this month (July 2014) families with young children were invited to a teddy bears’ picnic by St Cross parish in the town. The congregation were also invited to come along and get to know one another better.
undefined Fun and spirituality in France for our young people
The annual diocesan youth pilgrimage this summer saw young people from Bishop’s Blue Coat C of E Academy, Chester, and Cre8 (a youth project from Macclesfield) travel to Taizé in Burgundy, France.
undefined New baptismal font wins praise
The first babies to be baptised in the new font at St George's church, Stockport, were Jude and Isaac Phillips – twins, pictured here with the Vicar, the Revd Canon Elaine Chegwin Hall. Jude and Isaac – the children of parishioners Philip and Anita Phillips – were baptised on 20 July.
undefined ‘Yes’ to women bishops
The General Synod has now given its final approval for women to become bishops in the Church of England. The vote on the measure was carried by the required two-thirds majority in the three constituent Houses – of Bishops, Clergy and Laity.
undefined Chester Cathedral gets ‘excellence’ award
A Certificate of Excellence award has been given to the cathedral, which has an increased role as a visitor attraction. The award, for hospitality excellence, is only given to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveller reviews on TripAdvisor, the travel website.
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